Our firm assisted the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the North Highlands community in creating preemptive community development strategies in anticipation of the closure of McClellan AFB and in developing post closure land use strategies.
We worked with the community to author a development code to help carry out the goals embodied in the Community Plan.
The final product, a compilation of community based ideas and sound planning principles was fashioned into a community action plan entitled ‘Vision for North Highlands’. This document has since guided government agencies, organizations and individuals, spurring the formation of the North Highlands Visions Task Force.
Subsequent to the Vision Plan, we worked with the community to author a development code, the purpose of which was to create an implementing tool for carrying out the vision, goals, and policies embodied in the Community Plan. The Development Code contains three main components: definitions, a regulating plan, and district guidelines for density, development, site design, streetscape and lighting, signage, and noise.